Former Sen. David Jones Identified As “Bag Man #2 As Department Of Interior Arrives On St. Thomas
The plot thickens as former Senator David Jones has been identified as the behind the scenes âBag Manâ in the $20 million bribery scheme involving Virgin Islands government officials as revealed by the Daily Caller (DC) online newspaper.
The bribes, according to the Department of Justice source, were for Governor John P. de Jongh, Jr.,Â his attorney general, Vincent Frazer, and assorted Virgin Islands legislators â all aimed at quashing local concerns about financial irregularities identified on the books of theÂ National Rural Utilities Cooperative Finance Cooperative (CFC). The CFC was the eventual purchaser of Innovative Communications Corporation (ICC), formerly owned by Jeffrey Prosser. Prosser is currently involved in a bitter bankruptcy proceeding concerning his former ownership of ICC.
According to the DC story, Jones was the invisible operative behind another former Senator, Roosevelt David, who was identified earlier as the primary money man in the bribery scheme. According to the DC, those who were reluctant to deal with David were more comfortable dealing with Jones when the money was allegedly being spread around.
The story is the latest in a series of allegations concerning bribes to government officials, including several senators, some still sitting, who have not yet been identified. The revelation coincides with the presence of members of the Department of the Interior who were reportedly meeting with several members of the current Legislature yesterday on St. Thomas.
We will continue to follow this story.